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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is Anne lacking the motivation to do?
2. What surprises Anne about Sam lately?
3. What worry still seems to plague Anne?
4. How are the entries in this part best characterized?
5. What does Anne contemplate continuing until Sam goes to kindergarten?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Anne's father was also a writer and the family has a volatile income which did not provide much security. Do you think that Anne is afraid that she has inherited her father's fluctuating financial patterns as well as his gift for words? Explain what qualities Anne has that will not allow her to follow in all of her father's footsteps.
Essay Topic 2
Even though Anne was not married to Sam's father they did have a relatively strong relationship and it hurt her deeply when he left after the revelation of her pregnancy. Explain the act of abandonment. How does it impact those who are left behind as well as those who leave? Is an abandoned person always expecting to be abandoned again? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
Explain the role of Sam's father in Anne's life. What angers Anne about his abandonment of her and her unborn child? What dos Anne convince herself of in order to manage through this emotional wound? Why does Anne fight Sam's father's legal motions to deny paternity?
This section contains 984 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)